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    Re: First 890FX motherboard pictured!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Why?

    You don't generally need 3 memory channels for quad core (as shown by the 1156 keeping up). Intel included that extra memory channel for future 6 & 8 core variants.
    Because Intel has a long history and tradition of changing sockets at the drop of a hat, none of which have had any compatibility with previous generation sockets. Hell, they have three sockets on the table, *now*. There's just no need for it at all.
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    Re: First 890FX motherboard pictured!!

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Because Intel has a long history and tradition of changing sockets at the drop of a hat, none of which have had any compatibility with previous generation sockets. Hell, they have three sockets on the table, *now*. There's just no need for it at all.

    To be fair, the guy at the desk next to me here upgraded his old S775 PC from Core2 duo to Core2 quad after a BIOS upgrade. The FSB is overclocked, but the configuration is supported. My Athlon X2 AMD kit from the same era couldn't take anything higher than a Athlon X2 as ASUS put too small a BIOS chip in there so supposedly they can't include the Phenom startup code.

    Anyway, the original comment was:

    "And also I think the upgrade options for the 1366 socket are going to be limited"

    Well S775 has been (fairly) stable for a couple of years, but is all but dead now. Aren't the S1156 CPUs with and without graphics incompatible? That sounds like a recipe for farce to me. On top of that Intel have stated that S1156 can't cope with an 8 core CPU giving it a sunset date before it even gets started.

    S1366 seems the pick of the crop atm. Pity about to price (so I bought AM3 ).

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    Re: First 890FX motherboard pictured!!

    Yep from all reports the i3 while still being the same socket will be incompatable with p55 motherboards, you'd need a H57 chipset motherboard.

    If people had read the full artical this motherboard is not being released on it's own, but in combination with the new Thuban hexa-core processor.

    Also did people miss the new SATA 6Gbps on there as well?

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    Re: First 890FX motherboard pictured!!

    It seems the 890G still uses a DX10.1 graphics core:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/112338/AS..._Pictured.html

    The motherboard in the link seems to be Crossfire capable too.

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